- Occupational Therapist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Position Summary:

Provides educationally necessary intervention in the area of motor skill development, focusing primarily on fine motor and sensorimotor development. Services are provided in a variety of school settings, ranging from preschool to high school.

Essential Duties:

  • Completes assessment of motor and sensorimotor skill development with a focus on educational functioning
  • Participates as part of a multidisciplinary team, which develops educational plans for students with disabilities
  • Provides direct and consultative instructional services to students regarding motor and sensorimotor skill development to assure reasonable educational benefit in the least restrictive environment.
  • Collaborates/consults with school staff, parents and outside agencies to assure issues regarding motor and sensorimotor skill development are appropriately addressed in the school setting.
  • Prepares reports and appropriate documentation to assure accountability.
  • Implements District, State, and Federal special education regulations as they relate to motor and sensorimotor skill development.
  • Administer, evaluation/re-evaluation as part of the identification process to help in the determination of the need of Occupational Therapy as a related service.
  • Participates in professional growth by attending meetings, in-services, and workshops related to the best practices of providing Occupational Therapy in the school setting.
  • Supervises and evaluates Occupational Therapy Assistant(s).
  • Develops and maintains appropriate Occupational Therapy records, i.e.; documentation, schedules, progress notes, IEP, monthly reports, etc.
  • May travel to various schools in order to provide occupational therapy services in the district schools of students on caseload.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required
  • National certification by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board required
  • State certification/licensure as a special service provider in the area of Occupational Therapy required
  • Experience working with disabled children
  • Knowledge of appropriate assessment tools and techniques in the area of motor and sensorimotor skill development
  • Knowledge and understanding of how motor and sensorimotor skill development impacts educational success
  • Ability to develop and implement instructional plans relating to motor and sensorimotor development in the school setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other professionals
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of students
  • Knowledge of District, State and Federal special education regulations, standards, and benchmarks as they relate to service for motor and sensorimotor development
  • Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

    The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time,
  • Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer,
  • Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids,
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Physical agility, able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds

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